When D. A. Powell first began writing poetry, he says in this interview, it was with some tongue-in-cheek lampooning of the craft itself. In his fifth collection, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, that playful tendency is still palpable. These poems are erotic, deeply personal, and sometimes hilarious. We discuss, among other things, the evolution of his work, the role of poetry as entertainment, and the diverse Californian landscapes that backdrop the collection.
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